Gives the roast a nice profile- controlled by a computer chip to achieve the perfect roast. Easy to use buttons, roast and cool- and a easy to use dial to set desired degree of roast.
Negative Product Points
It is made of plastic, and I did drop the lid and it did break! The setting knob can be a little loose- sometimes it will move and you won't notice it.
This actually produces a nicer flavor from the beans than the Gourmet model, I guess the computer chip does it's job well. It's not a big difference but when tasting roasts from both machines side by side I can tell the difference. I still prefer the Gourmets looks though!
This roaster roasts very evenly, and the beans are very visible. It is also posible to install a thermometer in the lid poking down into the beans for greater accuracy.
I dropped the lid and it broke quite easily- fortunatly they aren't expensive to replace, and it is nice to have two lids if you have a lot of roasting to do.
Just push the cool button any time to start cooling and you can start the roast cycle again just by pushing the roast button. This is very handy!
Sweet Marias is a great place to do business with! Wonderful people and support!